April 6, 2009
One of the most treasured rights in American democracy is to lobby or petition the government to influence pubic policy. That right to petition has turned into a billion dollar lobbying industry in Washington D.C.
President Obama campaigned to change the way Washington rewards special interest lobbyists and instead plans to give more voice to the everyday citizens. Obama said that “the system we have now might work for the powerful and well-connected interests that have run Washington. But I don’t (work for them). I work for the American people.”
With that in mind, have you tried to contact or “lobby” the White House on an issue? Have you contacted the members of congress who represent you? You know that every American citizen has that right. Join the conversation and discuss your experience fighting for the change you believe in. What kind of response did you receive? Were you satisfied or did it feel like lip service?
White House – http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Senators – http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
House of Representatives – http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml
Posted Monday, April 6th, 2009 at 6:10 pm.
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